Jan Shield

Featuring  art by regional artists:  floral and grasses  by Susan Curington,  landscapes by Jan Shield,  pastels by Joanne Donaca, wood cut birds and blooms by Gregory Graham, mouth blown glass by Cindy DuVall, watercolor butterflies by Denise Joy McFadden, textiles by Linda Ballard  and rice paper florals by Zifen Qian.  

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists.

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BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s through April. “It’s like living inside a garden, the gallery is layered  with colorful accessories, beautiful artworks, and gorgeous garden books.”

So lovely.  So perfect.  So right.  

Photo layout  by Fairweather artist and Seaside Art Walk photographer, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall featuring  the April  2017 salon-style display of art.

Selected BLOOM artists in salon style gallery display, left to right:   floral oil on linen art by Michael Muldoon,  still life oil on linen by Melissa Jander,  landscape pastels by Gretha Lindwood, encaustic (painting in beeswax) by emerging artist Rebecca Gore, abstract floral pastels by Gretha Lindwood, emerging artist mermaids in sea florals by emerging artist Ashley Howarth, and “Garden Party” tulips and hyacinths  original oil by Melissa Jander.

A round of applause for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s throughout the month of April! You  introduced an imaginative way of displaying many diverse  NW artists.  The artwork brings together design drama in extraordinary intimacy and charm that creates a feeling of a springtime garden stroll. Thank you!” — Bonnie W.

Q: What is salon style display in the context of a gallery exhibition, you ask?

A:  Hanging art salon-style can be a dramatic and brave  way to decorate a wall, placing a range of art with unusual dimensions to create an interesting effect.   Neutral walls are considered a perfect way to cleanse the palette for the eye in  salon-style display.


For more info about the gallery and the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists

Soon we will be moving the display tables into the next season.  We embrace change.


Art walk hostesses amidst fall foliages.

We help one another.  We live for the moment.  


Gary Pearlman, Sherrie Stahl,  Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Sarah Lippold, Penelope Culbertson, Mary Boitta and Diane Klausner featured works on display.

We do what others are not willing to do. We feature original work by regional artists.

We accept social responsibility.  We give generously. We honor our artists, our community and our causes to the utmost of our abilities.

We do the right things.

We have hosted more than 100 art events in more than 10 years!!!

We take pride in discovering and promoting the many, many creative minds who shape our beloved community.

We are grateful.  We are thankful.  We are hopeful.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com for more about us.

Photos courtesy of Linda Fenton-Mendenhall Photography.


Just in from Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

“Winter Seeds” Towsend chipmunk with rose hips in the Gearhart Fen.(*)

Proceeds in support of NCLC.

Fairweather House and Gallery

October 2016


With selected works by artist/writer Jo Pomeroy-Crockett Ph.D., artists Renee Rowe, Paul Brent, Jan Shield and photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Introducing new photography about drama found in the coastal habitat “within steps from our own backyards” from Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and ecologist Neal Maine/PacificLight Images.

For more information please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists

(*) reprinted article  nclctrust.org/expanding-our-footprint-in-the-gearhart-fen/

The Gearhart Fen is the largest contiguous wetland of its kind remaining on the Oregon Coast. And it is now the location of North Coast Land Conservancy’s largest expanse of conserved lands. The Nature Conservancy’s Oregon office transferred a 466-acre conservation easement and ownership of 47.01 acres to NCLC. Together with two properties it already owned there, North Coast Land Conservancy is now the steward of some 533 contiguous acres of the fen—a type of quagmire that is similar to but, according to botanists, different from a bog.

This dynamic ecosystem is a mosaic of several rare wetland community types associated with sphagnum moss. Carnivorous sundew plants grow on the fen’s moist ground, luring insects with their bright red coloring. Songbirds migrate through the fen’s stunted pines, and swallows bring their young and teach them to feed. Ospreys nest here, bald eagles perch in the trees, and waterfowl rest on patches of open water. A herd of elk calls it home. The Gearhart Fen is located in a dune swale south of Cullaby Lake in the southeastern corner of the Clatsop Plains, east of US 101.


tuscan door

Tuscan Door. Original oil on linen. Michael Muldoon.

So perfect, so lovely, so right.  

A graduate of Seaside High, Michael Muldoon’s artistic journey followed a few years of teaching, coaching, West Point Military Academy, and then 30 years in sales and marketing with a major car company. He loved his job, but loves retirement even more, especially the time it gives him with family, friends, travel, and of course oil painting.

For more information please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Michael Muldoon.

Sharing: Micheal Muldoon will appear May 7th to offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s!  Take note.

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk for more information.

Did you know that Fairweather’s features changing exhibitions each month by significant regional and emerging artists, craftsmen and artisans?


Iris Moon by Jan Shield fired at the Astoria Dragon Kiln. Just in for the upcoming In Full Flower exhibition (through May 31st)  at Fairweather’s.

To read more about the Dragon Kiln go to http://www.dailyastorian.com/…/new-kiln-construction-heat.

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, Forest Grove, creates art at Dancing Trees Sanctuary. “It is my home, studio and forest preserve in Newberg, Oregon. It is an environment of thick fir and maple forest blanketed with lush ferns and punctuated with sun lit meadows.”

And, too, Shield was one of over 30 professional artists, designers, architects, indigenous artists, writers, photographers, craftspeople and tradesmen from the Northwest were invited to participate in the Outside The Box show, an unusual and exciting art exhibition at Clatsop Community College’s Royal Nebeker Art Gallery through April 28th.

To read more go to http://www.coastweekend.com/…/artists-think-outside-the-box



Antique paper, original calligraphy. Penelope Culbertson.

Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico.

She was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Penelope worked in the Hawaii State Artist-in-School program and showed as the Artist-in-Residence at the Hyatt Regency. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel. Since her return to the Northwest, she teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy.

Did you know that Penelope had Steve Jobs as a classmate at Reed College?

For more information please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Penelope Culbertson

Artists are matched with selected exhibitions and are booked up to six months to one year in advance of a show.The Fairweather list for the Seaside Art Walks through the 2016 high season and beyond.

May 7 In Full Flower
Jun 4 Works on Paper
Jul 2 Power of Two
Aug 6 Moments Like This
Sep 3 Against the Current
Oct 1 Drama in Art
Nov 5 A Simple Approach
Dec 3 With Quiet Clarity


Penelope Culbertson will be a featured artist along with Christine Trexel, Patricia Clark-Finley and more  for the Fairweather exhibition  Works On Paper opening June 4th  and running through June 30th.


Bottom's up

Bottom’s Up. Signed, matted and framed by nature photographer Neal Maine.

Where and when, you ask?

In the estuary, within steps of downtown Seaside a few days ago!

Neal focuses his imagery on exploring wildlife in the context of its habitat and is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity. A percentage of all photography sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.

Save the dates and times.  During  the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks at Fairweather’s Neal Maine speaks promptly at 6 p.m. about the natural history of the North Coast!


For more information please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Neal Maine.

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, whose work in art sometimes reflects being involved in very close observation and working in a highly representational manner, and at other times into extreme abstraction and more expressive, experimental and environmental responses,  created a new body of work for OCEAN STAGED, an exhibition at Fairweather’s.

For 2015,  art depicting scenes that seem to stand still in moments where an ocean view is eternal, where warm sunlight is precious, where all that matters is to be near the sea and open air.

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A group Fairweather show in the summer featured artists Jan Shield, Nick Brakel, Bed Drew Kindley, Paul Brent and Rosemary Klein.

Posting a note received:

“I hope we’ll be able to continue this creative journey. In ways I don’t fully understand, you are significantly influencing me as an artist. I hope you can accept how much you mean to the whole community, of whom I’ve only begun to be aware. Being part of your group certainly stimulates my creativity.” –Rosemary Klein.

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, Forest Grove, creates art work at his Dancing Trees Sanctuary. “It is my home, studio and forest preserve in Newberg, Oregon. It is an environment of thick fir and maple forest blanketed with lush ferns and punctuated with sun lit meadows.”

Jan and Dee Shield open LIGHT, an exhibition.

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